Publisher description for The American heritage Stedman's medical dictionary.

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Counter The American Heritage(R) Stedman's Medical Dictionary is an important new reference work for everyone concerned with medicine and health care today, including those working in the fields of insurance, law, and allied health. It combines the professional, technical, and scientific expertise of the well-known Stedman's medical publications with the best-selling features of The American Heritage(R) dictionaries. Important features include: more than 45,000 entries, including general and specialized medical terms and essential terms from related scientific areas such as biology and biochemistry; strict alphabetical arrangement of entries, following The American Heritage(R) Dictionary, Third Edition, for ease of use; clear, complete, and accurate definitions that professionals can rely on, written in language that nonspecialists can understand; thousands of new words, from acupressure to zalcitabine, selected from the American Heritage(R) database and from citations drawn from current print sources.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Medicine Dictionaries